On Sun 16th Sept I lined up early in the morning to start the standard distance age group ITU Grand Final Triathlon race, in the Gold Coast, Australia. It was my first world championship at this distance (1,500m swim, 40km cycle & 10km run) and would be the 6th standard distance race of my career… Read More ITU Grand Final Triathlon World Championships
On the 19th Aug I competed in the BustinSkin Classic triathlon in Weymouth. Looking at the hilly course profile ahead of the race I knew it would be a tough race and it sure did meet those expectations! The normally flat portion of every triathlon – the swim, was far from flat. But that’s always… Read More Weymouth Classic Tri was devilishly good!
On the 4th Aug, I headed down to Arundel to do my recce of the ETU Qualifying Raw Energy Pursuits Lezyne Arundel Triathlon. Due to the slack tide in the river only giving a short window for the swim, it was going to be a very early start and I was the first wave in the… Read More Taking on the stunning south downs hills
One of the many fantastic things about joining a club, is that they put on events, which are great practice and often just as competitive! On the 24th June, Farnham Triathlon Club put on their first open water sprint triathlon at Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre. It involved an 800m swim, 21 km bike and 5.1 km… Read More Farnham Tri Club open water sprint race
It was a bit touch and go if I would be able to compete in the World Series British Triathlon Standard Distance Age-Group Championships on June 10th in Leeds, due to the dirty Chester water making me sick the weekend before. But I decided to go for it, knowing at the back of my mind… Read More World Series Triathlon Leeds
On the 3rd June I competed in the Deva standard distance ITU Qualifier triathlon in Chester. Chester Tri did a great job of organising the event, but there was one serious problem. Raw sewage was pumped into the River Dee the day before we raced in it. It appears they were aware of this and… Read More Deva Triathlon and gastroenteritis
This time last year I was doing my first full sprint distance triathlon at the Human Race Events triathlon at Dorney Lake. On the 20th May, I was back again to compete in the ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon World Championships Qualifier. Having raced several times at this fantastic location, it’s starting to feel familiar, however I… Read More Qualified for the ITU World Championships Sprint Distance too!